Best PC for £650?

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  1. Razer-11

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    if so, why would you go for a i5-4690K when you can get a i5-4690 for cheaper?
    Hell you might be able to go for a normal i7-4790 if it's not alot more expensive :p
    Also another suggestion I have is that you should check out the AMD R9 390 gpu's aswell if they cost the same amount as the 970's in the UK, they pretty much perform the same as a 970 besides the VRAM difference.

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    Damnit ninja'ed :p
     
  2. RoRlover1100

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    Aaaaah, ok. I will buy the 4690, but what difference will a Z97 make to an H97?
     
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  4. RoRlover1100

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    I will look into the i7 then. In all honesty, I didn't know the K meant unlocked. I know it's stupid. Thanks for telling me though haha :p:oops:

    EDIT - Just checked on amazon, there is only £1 difference between the price of the 2. The 4690K is on sale at the moment. So would it be worth getting the Z97 and overclocking? Because if that gets better performance for £1 more (in fact I save a bit because a Z97 is cheaper than an H97) then I will overclock. Will need to learn properly how to do it though, as I do not want to risk damaging anything
     
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    Go for 4690K/Z97 then, but don't overclock until you need to. Especially not on a stock cooler (it's decent enough for stock, but gets way too hot when OCing).

    An i7-4790 is over £60 more. Also, the R9 390 is a 275W card, way too much heat to throw at an Intel stock cooler, in a case without much airflow. I'd rather go for the 970.
     
  6. RoRlover1100

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    Ok then, thanks. I will probably buy a few of the parts from currys as I have a £100 voucher that I haven't found anything to spend on. It was from my soundsticks, instead of giving me a refund they put it on a voucher but I guess now is a good time to spend it :p

    Anyway, thank you for your help. I really appreciate it :)
     
  7. Razer-11

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    Oh aight, just thought the prices might be different there. Also yeah I forgot about how much power the R9 390 takes, in that case just go for the 970 indeed.
    Also, if you wanna overclock I'd also suggest you to get a different cooler, or to get liquid cooling.
    If you wanna get a different cooler I'd suggest a Hyper 212 evo, altho you need to make sure it fits in the case, and in this case it doesn't.
    The Hyper 212 EVO height is 159 MM, and the maximum that fits in your case is 150 MM.
    Maybe look here for another case:
    http://www.toptengamer.com/pc-case-compatible-cooler-gpu-heatsink/
     
  8. RoRlover1100

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    I will just get it with the stock cooler for now and a Z97 board, so if I want to OC it I can in the future, but just buy a different cooler. I really love this case, and I'd heard about the 212 EVO being huge. Cooler master do some nice coolers though so I will probably get one of theirs if I ever OC :)
     
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    the 212 Evo is awesome though. Had to get another case before I could use mine:rolleyes:
     
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    If I ever want to OC I will get the 212 EVO and a new case then. I love a change in looks on my setup so that works out pretty well for me :p

    Pretty much decided on what I'm getting, just wanted to check, is this a good choice for the MB? http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...erboard z97&qid=1444838743&ref_=sr_1_3&sr=8-3
     
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    OK, think I've finished the parts list. Just want to make sure it's good before I buy them :)
     

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    Yep, that's a good build. You could probably remove the optical drive, unless you already know you'll need it for some reason you probably won't.
     
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    Thanks :)
    I need the optical drive as I have quite a few discs that I need to use, mostly films and the Sims :p
     
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£141.06 @ CCL Computers)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£68.36 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.44 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£63.29 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card (£178.96 @ More Computers)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£77.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£57.35 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£9.00 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £651.43
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-17 22:25 BST+0100


    Came up with that for you. It's a very balanced rig with a fairly powerful video card. I think it should play BeamNG on medium or high settings at 60fps.
     
  16. RoRlover1100

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    Thanks very much for that, looks like a really nice build, but I don't mind paying a bit more for the other build to make sure it is completely future-proof and has better performance. But thanks again :)
     
  17. Spaceballs the Username

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    If you're willing to spend more, then I can for sure get you something better. Since you're not overclocking, the cpu and motherboard will still be cheaper. Let me edit the build

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor (£227.94 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
    Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.44 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£63.29 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card (£269.98 @ Dabs)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£77.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£57.35 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£9.00 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £760.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-18 00:29 BST+0100
     
  18. BlueScreen

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    i7, way too expensive for no real improvement in gaming, either go X99 or get an i5 and save £60.
    R9 390, good GPU, but using that with a 550W PSU is just insane. The GPU alone has a near 300W TDP. Add the rest of the PC, it's close to 500. No upgrade room at all, and you'll have that PSU at near peak load which will significantly shorten its life span.

    Also that £760 doesn't include a motherboard, with it the price is over £800, way more than the £650 budget.
     
  19. Spaceballs the Username

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    I did put in a motherboard?

    Good point about the PSU. He said he wanted more future proofing which was the reason I added the i7 in the more recent build. He could get a 650w or 750w PSU for not much more, and downsize to an i5 again.
     
  20. BlueScreen

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    i7 doesn't do much for future proofing though, since HT barely makes a difference in gaming, not worth the extra cost IMO. X99 is better because of the extra physical cores.
    The motherboard doesn't have a price, it's out of stock.
     
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